The Duke of Sussex has entered into a four-book publishing deal, it was learned on Friday evening.
It was announced this week that Prince Harry will publish an intimate memoir of his life, sharing the “definitive account” of his “experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons”.
On Friday night, it was reported that the book – which will mark the first time a prominent member of the royal family has written such a personal account of his life – is only “the tip of the iceberg”.
A second book will be published after the death of the queen, the Daily mail reported, while the Duchess of Sussex will draft a ‘wellness’ guide as part of the contract. The content of a fourth part remains unknown.
Sources told the Daily mail that “the very idea of ââthis unexploded bomb, awaiting the passage of the queen, is simply extraordinary and may seem in very bad taste”.
Prince Harry has reportedly overseen the bidding process, asking publishers to start at Â£ 18million. The final figure for the Penguin Random House deal is believed to be as high as Â£ 29million.
All proceeds from the Duke’s Book, which is slated to go on sale in late 2022 – the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year – will be donated to charity.
A spokesperson for the Sussexes claimed the reports were “false” and insisted that only one brief was planned by the Duke.
They did not immediately respond to further questions about whether the deal might include other books.